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iam8bit, Moon Studios, and Skybound Games pledge upwards of $25k to rainforest trust

Gaming for a good cause

Want to help save the rainforests while also enjoying a fantastic game? You can do so, and all it takes is a purchase of Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Get full details on this unique opportunity below.

To celebrate the physical releases of the award-winning Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps titles for Nintendo Switch, which are now available globally starting today, iam8bit, together with developer Moon Studios and distribution partner Skybound Games, have come together to support Rainforest Trust. iam8bit has committed to a base donation of $25,000 to aid in the conservation of the most threatened tropical forests and saving endangered wildlife. In addition, 5% of all Nintendo Switch and iam8bit sales from December 8-13 will go directly to support Rainforest Trust’s efforts in preserving and protecting millions of acres of tropical habitats.

“iam8bit’s very first game as a publisher is Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Nintendo Switch. As a publisher, we considered how best to spend the game's marketing budget, and decided to shake things up to try and make a positive difference with that money,” said Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White, co-owners of iam8bit. “As we’ve worked with Moon Studios to publish the Ori series on Nintendo Switch, we’ve been struck by their dedication to expressing nature as a living, breathing entity worthy of protection. Following their lead, we wanted to do our part to preserve nature, and are excited to work with the wonderful and dedicated people at Rainforest Trust to do just that.”

HOW DONATIONS WORK:

Between December 8-13, iam8bit will automatically process donations on behalf of fans, regardless of region. Fans can participate in three ways:

Download Ori and the Will of the Wisps from the Nintendo eShop

Purchase Ori and the Will of the Wisps physical edition from any retailer globally, including Amazon (worldwide), Game (UK), Best Buy, GameStop and hundreds of others.

Purchase the Ori Collector’s Edition directly from iam8bit.com

Calculated based on sales reports during this time period, all fans’ purchases will directly benefit the Rainforest Trust. iam8bit will report back on the success of the charity drive on all iam8bit social media channels the following week. Those looking to get involved with Rainforest Trust or donate directly can visit their website here.

The physical editions of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, available globally starting today, feature six collectible art cards and digital downloads of the game’s respective soundtrack, composed by Gareth Coker for $39.99. Ori and the Will of the Wisps was nominated for Best Action/Adventure, Best Art Direction and Best Score and Music at the 2020 Game Awards.

iam8bit has also released exclusive Ori Collector’s Editions for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows 10, which are available for $149.99 each. Each Collector’s Edition includes a Stained Glass Style Art Piece, “The Flora & Fauna of Ori” Field Guide, a Sketchbook Zine, Collectible Art Card Set, a Glow-in-the-Dark Pin, the Digital Soundtracks, Transforming Glow-in-the-Dark and a Display Box. To order a Collector’s Edition and for a closer look at the premium editions, visit ori.iam8bit.com.

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